Posted: August 27, 2019
Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed a proprietary technique to coagulate and flocculate (aggregate) waste water colloidal suspensions, including mature fine tailings, using specified risk materials (agricultural waste). Specified risk materials are a waste stream from the animal rendering industry available at minimal cost and in enormous quantities. The turbidity of the water processed by this technology is orders of magnitude lower than water processed with gelatin, which is an order of magnitude less than water processed with anionic polyacrylamide (PAM). With this technology, significant reductions in cost and released water turbidity can be achieved.
- Released water is 80 times less turbid than gelatin flocculant
- Low input costs and widespread availability
- Renewable, biodegradable, and environmentally-friendly
Technology Management Group
TEC Edmonton – University of Alberta